MACOMB, IL, May 21, 2018 — With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about how children will eat healthy while school is out. Genesis Garden will provide free meals for anyone age 18 or younger in three locations this summer. Free summer meals will be served May 29 - August 14 at First Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Carroll St. in Macomb and at Prairieview Community Center, 1407 E Wheeler St. in Macomb. Breakfast will be available at First Presbyterian Church from 9:45 am-10:15 am and lunch from 11:45 am-12:30 pm. Lunch will be available at Prairieview Community Center from 11:15 am-12:00 pm.
Through a partnership between Genesis Garden and the Bushnell Area Ministerial Association (BAMA), lunch will be available at the Community Christian Center, at 355 W Main St. in Bushnell from June 11 - August 10 from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm as part of BAMA’s Summer Lunch and Day Program.
With over 60% of elementary school children in Bushnell and Macomb eligible for the free and reduced school lunch program, these summer meals have no proof of income or registration requirements. Monetary donations to support the program and increase the quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables served can be mailed to Genesis Garden, 307 E. Carroll St. Macomb, IL 61455.
To donate fresh produce or for more information about the meals program, contact Candace Whitman at (309) 326-3075 or [email protected]